Somehow I can’t stop myself from photographing all things green this week. Today at the Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet Festival, I stopped at the vintage buttons booth.
Thanks Michelle from Dusty’s Vintage Buttons from South Carolina. I’d offer a link but she doesn’t have one. You have to catch her next year at the festival. She started collecting when she got buttons from a friend’s grandmother and hasn’t stopped.
1. Lit. to fasten one’s buttons. Your jacket’s open. You’d better button up. It’s cold. I’ll button up in the car.2. Fig. to get silent and stay silent. (See also button (up) one’s lip.) Hey, button up! That’s enough out of you. I wish you would button up and stop gossiping.McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
St. Joseph Feast Day March 19
You might remember another St. Joseph Feast Day post Carmela baked all of these breads
And a few other pics for the second ATOP gallery.
I was talking with my friend today and said I don’t think I use the word atop in my everyday vocabulary. But I seem to have a few photos from the archives that illustrate it.
At Chuck and Sharon’s farm in Crestline, OH
Grandkids atop the playhouse in the backyard, a few years ago.
People ready to scream atop Phantom’s Revenge at Kennywood
A former student posting for the nutritional food posters
Duquesne Incline atop Mt. Washington Pittsburgh PA
Lawn ball atop stand in Joan’s Garden
Wonder Bread sign in Columbus OH
Christmas Tree atop fence post on Arlington Avenue
St. Mary of the Mount atop Mt. Washington Pittsburgh
A gallery of wedding cakes with bows, words, flowers, birds and leaves
for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Atop
This one was featured at the NYTimes Your One-of-a-Kind Cake Toppers Slide Show
My grandparents Kay and Matt Walsh were married on Valentine’s Day in 1942 and this cute couple adorned their cake. Within a few months my grandfather, who owned Jimmy Ryan’s Dixieland Jazz Club on West 54th Street, was in uniform and heading overseas. These little bisque lovebirds made an appearance at each of their four daughters’ weddings and the third generation of granddaughters continued the tradition. I’ve always thought the groom looked like a dapper New Yorker, like my grandfather. My husband, Joel, and I were delighted that it was present at our own Valentine’s Day wedding in 2010.
Joe and Maura in Philadelphia
Love birds and flowers atop Laura and James’ Wedding Cake
You’ve seen many of these cake photos when the Weekly Challenge was Layers
Celeste and Shawn’s Reception at the Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium
Dan and Ann Crystal Tearoom in Philadelphia
Melissa and Jeremy cut their cake
Autumn Leaves and Buckeyes atop Jacklyn and Mike’s cake with Maura watching
Kevin and Kat’s Wedding Cake
Prudence and Jordan in Somerset
Donna and John DAbruzzo Cake Topper
Jarrod and Lauren James at the Rivers Club downtown Pittsburgh
Berries atop cupcakes Jessica and Matthew’s Wedding at the Aviary
Alaska Honeymoon Bound- Kevin and Erica Acklin’s wedding in Iowa.
Marti and Ilde’s Cake Topper